Research and analysis

How early years providers support children

Research into how early years providers support disadvantaged children, children with SEND, the home learning environment and healthy eating.

Applies to England



This report uses data from a survey that is a follow-up to the survey of childcare and early years providers for 2019.

It provides data on:

  • the special educational needs inclusion fund (SENIF)
  • early years’ providers experiences of different funding mechanisms, particularly the early years pupil premium (EYPP), disability access fund (DAF)

It also includes data about support for children with SEND and the home learning environment, in addition to awareness and use of early years food guidance.

Published 26 October 2020